Cindy Hill (Wyoming)
|Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction|
|2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Jim McBride (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming|
|Master's||University of Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political Career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign contributions
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Hill has over 20 years of professional experience in education related fields. During this time, she taught in the classroom and then served as a junior high school principal.
- Bacehlor's degree, University of Wyoming
- Master's degree, University of Michigan
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction (2010-Present)
Hill has served in this position since her election in 2010.
Duties changed by legislature
On January 25, 2013, the Wyoming State Legislature passed a bill stripping the superintendent of most administrative duties. Gov. Matt Mead (R) signed it into law on January 29. The superintendent was removed as head of the Department of Education and replaced by Jim Rose, an interim director appointed by the governor. The position of superintendent will remain but be separate from the Department of Education.
After he had finished signing the bill, Superintendent Hill served Governor Mead with a lawsuit arguing the move was unconstitutional as it violates the consent of the people and nullifies their vote. The state Supreme Court is scheduled to begin hearing oral arguments in the case on August 20, 2013.
On July 12, 2013, the Management Council of the Wyoming State Legislature voted to create a special investigative committee to determine whether or not Hill managed the state Education Department correctly prior to the legislature removing her as the department's head. The investigation stemmed from a report that alleged Hill's possible misuse of the state airplane, improper spending of federal funds and complaints of a hostile work environment.
The House Rules Committee will serve as the special committee. Hill objected to this move as all 13 members of the committee voted in favor of Senate File 104, the legislation that stripped the superintendent of her main duties. The committee started its investigation on August 7, 2013.
- See also: Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014
On January 29, 2013, Hill announced that she ran for Governor of Wyoming in 2014. Hill, a Republican, was prompted to enter the race after incumbent Matt Mead (R) signed a bill that relegates the elected office of state superintendent of education to a ceremonial position, reassigning leadership over the Department of Education to the newly created position of director of education, selected by gubernatorial appointment. Hill subsequently filed a lawsuit against the state challenging the constitutionality of the law. She said her decision to run for governor was driven by the swell of public support she has received in response to the lawsuit.
The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2010|
|Election Results via Wyoming Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Hill is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hill raised a total of $257,712 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 6, 2013.
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|Cindy Hill's Campaign Contributions|
Wyoming Superintendent of Education
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$216,739 (Dem)|
|Top 5 contributors||Cindy Hill||$60,200|
|Cindy & Drake Hill||$58,077|
|Building A Better Wyoming PAC||$10,000|
Hill lives with her husband Drake in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Together they have one son.
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- Wyoming Department of Education, "Superintendent of Education," accessed June 22, 2012
- Wyoming Tribune Eagle, "Hill declares for governor," February 1, 2013
- Wyoming Department of Education "Superintendent Cindy Hill," accessed January 11, 2013
- Wyoming Secretary of State "Statewide Candidates Official Summary," accessed January 11, 2013
- Billings Gazette, "Legislature passes Wyoming school chief duties bill," January 25, 2013
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- K2 Radio, "Hill Lawsuit Argues Education Powers," July 23, 2013
- Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming legislators authorize Cindy Hill special investigation," July 13, 2013
- Casper Star Tribune, "Wyoming schools chief Cindy Hill gets a court date, investigations panel," July 19, 2013
- Wyoming Tribune Eagle, " Hill investigation panel ready to go," July 23, 2013
- The Star-Tribune, "Wyoming Gov. Mead signs superintendent bill into law; Hill sues," January 29, 2013
- KJAB AM Radio, Cheyanne, "Hill Announces Run for Governor in 2014," January 29, 2013
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Cindy Hill," accessed May 6, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Jim McBride (R)
|Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction
| Succeeded by|
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